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Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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What HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Boscombe

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Boscombe

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Boscombe) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this survey for non standard e.g. thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Boscombe

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Boscombe and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Boscombe property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Boscombe property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Boscombe Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should rain have on a Boscombe home, and does our Boscombe chartered surveyor mention it? Can damaged guttering decrease our property's value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which heavy rainfall has on homes in Boscombe is ignored. If you have only visited the new home in good weather, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that gutters are damaged include rotten roofing elements. Poor drainage can lead to hazardous mould.

Fortunately, guttering issues are usually easy to remedy.However, the damage caused, where not maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor go into detail on the condition of the gas supply?

A qualified surveyor will visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the location of the meter for example, as well as gas associated appliances or installations for example - flue/chimney maintenance. External fittings or housings will not be dislodged. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Dorset based local companies include J Jeneson Plumbing & Heating of 1 0, Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset Tel. 07767 458350 and Nicolas Mann of Flat 1, Gorsecliff Court, 3-5 Boscombe Spa Road, Bournemouth, Dorset Tel. 07751123843.

Gas regulations stipulate that all landlords are obligated to carry out appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .

Damaged Render

What will the Boscombe Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Boscombe which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a kind of smooth solid render. Commonly it is applied to brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is highly appealing and is found on Victorian houses for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors can report any number of problems e.g. when settlement of the underlying wall causes cracks that allow for water penetration. Other issues might result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Remedying problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Boscombe and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Boscombe property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Boscombe property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Boscombe Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should rain have on a Boscombe home, and does our Boscombe chartered surveyor mention it? Can damaged guttering decrease our property's value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which heavy rainfall has on homes in Boscombe is ignored. If you have only visited the new home in good weather, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that gutters are damaged include rotten roofing elements. Poor drainage can lead to hazardous mould.

Fortunately, guttering issues are usually easy to remedy.However, the damage caused, where not maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.



Gas flame

Will a local surveyor go into detail on the condition of the gas supply?

A qualified surveyor will visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the location of the meter for example, as well as gas associated appliances or installations for example - flue/chimney maintenance. External fittings or housings will not be dislodged. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Dorset based local companies include J Jeneson Plumbing & Heating of 1 0, Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset Tel. 07767 458350 and Nicolas Mann of Flat 1, Gorsecliff Court, 3-5 Boscombe Spa Road, Bournemouth, Dorset Tel. 07751123843.

Gas regulations stipulate that all landlords are obligated to carry out appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .

Damaged Render

What will the Boscombe Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Boscombe which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a kind of smooth solid render. Commonly it is applied to brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is highly appealing and is found on Victorian houses for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors can report any number of problems e.g. when settlement of the underlying wall causes cracks that allow for water penetration. Other issues might result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Remedying problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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